At the dawn of the Internet of Things, it was routinely projected that IoT would be a market of billions of devices. In fact, most predicted there would be tens of billions of connections live by the dawn of next decade. Back in 2011, Ericsson’s then-CEO Hans Vestberg estimated that there would be 50 billion connected devices by 2020.
The promise of automation prototypes has rarely been fulfilled. Great conceptual product rarely makes it a commercially viable automation solution, says automation consultant, Steve Derby.
The first person I ran into at last week’s IoT Solutions World Congress 2018 in Barcelona was an old friend of IoT Now’s who shall remain nameless. He looked exhausted. I had arrived a few hours after him on the first day.
Jason Chandralal, general manager – product engineering services at Happiest Minds, says that IoT could be one of the biggest testing opportunities ever, but it needs to evolve and be automated to meet the unprecedented demands on it.
We talk a lot about how connected cars and autonomous vehicles are going to shape smart cities, but that’s looking through the wrong end of the binoculars, writes Annie Turner. Cities are going to have a profound impact on the automotive industry in future.
It’s been quite a week for the tech sector. Some vendors are betting the farm to catch up or just to find a niche in the Internet of Things. Others are smirking as they see a return on earlier IoT investments. Jeremy Cowan reports from a volatile marketplace.
Ensuring the safety of staff should be of prime importance for fleet managers. Injuries and deaths can occur because of unsafe weather and road and operating conditions. But Internet of Things (IoT) systems can change things for the better. Here, Antony Savvas looks at some solutions.
WKM Global, the publisher of IoT-Now.com and sister site, IoTNowTransport.com, has appointed Annie Turner to the newly-created post of Editor of IoT Now Transport.
1NCE burst onto the IoT connectivity scene at this year’s Mobile World Congress with a compelling flat rate offer of up to 500MB for ten years for €10. George Malim looks behind the headline to understand how the company will deliver on this offer
At first glance, a simple, flat rate, long term connectivity offering is exactly what the Internet of Things (IoT) has been waiting for. [...]
The new partnership of China-based cloud service provider, Alibaba Cloud and telecoms software provider, ZTEsoft will inevitably bring new products to the market for telecom network operators.
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